Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh
Penguin Books Limited, 1998 M01 29 - 304 pages
Queen - or, as she would prefer to be remembered King - Hatchepsut was an astonishing woman. Brilliantly defying tradition she became the female embodiment of a male role, dressing in men's clothes and even wearing a false beard. Forgotten until Egptologists deciphered hieroglyphics in the 1820's, she has since been subject to intense speculation about her actions and motivations. Combining archaeological and historical evidence from a wide range of sources, Joyce Tyldesley's dazzling piece of detection strips away the myths and misconceptions and finally restores the female pharaoh to her rightful place.
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Dynasty . -/I _ CCT f have raised up what was dismemhered, even from the first
time when the Asiatits were in Avaris of the Nonh Land, with roving hordes in the
midst of them ovenhroti'ing udtat had hern made; they ruled without Princess ...
With the exception of these school texts, the literature of the early 1 8th Dynasty
remained firmly rooted in the traditions of the Middle Kingdom, and there was no
startling advance in either style or genre at this time. Most of Egypt's new wealth ...
Dynasty. 1 Extract from the Speos Artemidos inscription of King Hatchepsut,
translation given by Gardiner, A. (1946), The Great Speos Artemidos Inscnption,
Jourfwf of Egyptian Archarology 3a: 47-8. a In a tradition which started during the
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gcamp - LibraryThing
Although I learned much about the female King, Hatchepsut, I often found this book to be a little to slow at times. Therefore, it was difficult to maintain my interest in it. Hatchepsut was the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KarenIrelandPhillips - LibraryThing
The author's excellent work on the daily life of ancient Egyptian women piqued my interest in her biography of this queen (more usually spelled Hatshepsut) who ruled as a King. I was not disappointed ... Read full review
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